Purposeful Engineering Economics

  • Ronald A. Chadderton

Table of contents

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About this book


This textbook/course supplement stands as a unique and highly original complement to the traditional engineering economics curriculum. Its primarily narrative approach conveys the essence of an “Austrian" economic perspective on cash flow analysis and decision making in engineering, without extensive tables and graphs, and requires very little mathematics. The book’s objective is to add a new perspective to the usual study of cash flow analysis and solely econometric engineering decision making. The author draws on the methodology of the Austrian Economists—a school of economic thought that bases its study of economic phenomena on the interpretation and analysis of the purposeful actions of individuals. The book includes an array of illustrative case studies examined in detail by the author and emphasizes the importance of market processes and price signals to coordinate engineering plans. Purposeful Engineering Economics is an ideal resource for students, teaching faculty, and practicing professional in a range of engineering disciplines that rely heavily on economic analysis.


Austrian Economic School Engineering Economics Price Signals in Engineering Design Supply, Demand, Margins Theories of Value

Authors and affiliations

  • Ronald A. Chadderton
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  1. 1.Villanova UniversityVillanovaUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-18847-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-18848-5
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